Leadwerks is the easiest way to build 3D games. With a rapid development pipeline, support for Lua and C++ programming, and plenty of learning materials, Leadwerks is the perfect way to learn to make games.

  • ADVANCED GRAPHICS: Leadwerks brings AAA graphics to the masses, with hardware tessellation, geometry shaders, and a deferred renderer with up to 32x MSAA. Our renderer redefines realtime with image quality more like a cg render than real-time games of the past. The use of OpenGL 4.0 provides equivalent graphics to DirectX 11, with cross-platform support across operating systems.
  • CSG MAPPING TOOLS MAKE LEVEL DESIGN FUN: Build game levels from scratch right in our editor with constructive solid geometry. Our tools make it easy to sketch out your design and bring your ideas to life. Anyone can build their own game worlds in Leadwerks, without having to be an expert artist.

  • BUILT ON THE INDUSTRY STANDARD: At it's heart, Leadwerks is a C++ library of functions you can call at any time, in any order. Leadwerks uses industry-grade tools like Visual Studio and Xcode, so you'll be coding games like a pro.
  • INTEGRATED LUA SCRIPT EDITOR: We integrated Lua right into Leadwerks because of its proven track records in hundreds of AAA games including Crysis, World of Warcraft, and Garry's Mod. Lua integrates seamlessly with native code for rapid prototyping and instant control. The built-in debugger lets you pause your game, step through code, and inspect every variable in the program in real-time. Lua is perfect for beginners, and the integrated Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler ensures you can publish commercial games that perform blazingly fast.
  • VISUAL FLOWGRAPH: Our unique visual flowgraph enables designers to set up game mechanics, build interactions, and design advanced scripted sequences, without touching a line of code. The flowgraph system integrates seamlessly with Lua script, allowing script programmers to expose their own functions and add new possibilities for gameplay.

  • ROYALTY-FREE LICENSE: Your games you make with Leadwerks are yours. Yours to play, yours to sell, yours to give away, or do whatever you want with. There's no royalties to pay, ever.

Join the community at www.leadwerks.com to learn more.

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The Winter Games Tournament is complete, with a long list of fun mini-games made by the community. This tournament saw the release of many new and innovative types of games you can play for free with Leadwerks Game Launcher.

Lone Water: Prologue
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Lone Water tell a history about a flooded world. You are a lone survivor in this world and you must find clues to figure out why the world is now all flooded with water.
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On the Road Again
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On the road again is a little racing game where a track is randomly generated
with a given seed. You either use a car or a ball to complete levels. Compete with others as you can see their highscores via the Steam leaderboards.
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Snowmageddon
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Build your own base and defend it against evil snowmen!
This game was built just for fun, and is still a little buggy. It has 11 waves of snowmen, and 13 different structures you can build. The controls and instructions are in the game. Feel free to comment if you find anything wrong, or one of those dreaded misspelled words.
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The Van
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Just another slow day at the biotech firm. You work at the main research facility as a mechanic for vehicle maintenance and general odd jobs around the place. You don't exactly know what they manufacture here. Very secretive need-to-know stuff and the non-disclosure papers seemed pretty clear about not talking about what you see here, otherwise the consequences are severe.
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Ball Hopper
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Bounce across platforms to reach the finish, but make sure you get all the checkpoints along the way!
The controls are really simple, but don't think it's going to be easy!
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Water Bottle Flip
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America’s latest craze is now brought to PC! You heard that right – Water Bottle Flip captures the thrill of lobbing perfectly good drinking water in plastic bottles through the air and trying to land it upright on various surfaces. This authentic polymeric encapsulated aquatic simulator realistically captures the exquisite arc of the bottle as it sails effortlessly through the air and onto the target! Throw as many water bottles as you like in the comfort of your own PC gaming chair without having to worry about spilling actual water and soaking your carpets! How many can you land consecutively on the table? Can you trick-shot onto the vending machine? Can you simply just land one before casting yourself out into the void out of frustration? Try it out and see!
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Home Sweet Home
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You wake up to find you are on a deserted Island.
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Rick Powers
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After waking in an unknown facility, you find and connect psychically with a future tech orb which allows you to teleport to places you throw it to. Use the sticky ball powerup and the ball sticks to anything. Use the bomb powerup to create an energy blast to break things. Can you escape?
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A Long Journey
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Now whether that's what I've created for a WinterTournament is enough, no clue. But I hope you have fun. So far, there are only two maps. But there will be more. In total there are 10 maps with different scenarios, effects etc.
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Pig's Adventure Dodgeball
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This game started out as a typical dodgeball game but then morphed into something a bit different. At any rate, the object of the game is to try to break down all of the boxes on the target platform before you run out of balls.
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Jimmi the Rabbit
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Guide Jimmi to his house before time runs out. Collect as many carrots as you con.
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Spinguins
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Evil snowmen are planning to invade your planet! Quick, hop into your rocket ship and blast them away! Make sure to steal their hot choco for some Health & Power boost!
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Sot Kaal
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It works, but it's unfinished. Second level isn't there, I'll update soon.
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Snow Riders
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Snow Rider is an arcade snowboarding game.
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Enemy Z

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Prepare your defense against waves of the undead.
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WhiteOut

Race against your friends and the AI and be the last one standing! Up to 8 racers at a time.
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Mass Micron
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The game is supposed to be a boss battle within a single room. The boss will be invulnerable to direct fire but elements in the room will allow you to take him down. E.g disable missiles, reduce boss reaction time etc.
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Structura

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Game type real time strategy game.
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TinyGom Racing Game Release
TinyGom Racing

TinyGom Racing Game Release

TinyGom Racing

1/10 remote-control cars solo racing in different environments and levels. 3 modes: Quick race (5 opponents) Time-Trial (ghost included or not) Championship...

Leadwerks Game Engine 4.2 Released

Leadwerks Game Engine 4.2 Released

News

Leadwerks Game Engine 4.2 is now available on Steam, adding built-in analytics, raytraced reflections, new effects, updates for C++, and bug fixes.

Lone Water - Mood and Lighting
Lone Water - Prologue

Lone Water - Mood and Lighting

Lone Water - Prologue 2 comments

In this article I'll talk about the lighting of Lone Water and how important was set the right mood for the scene.

A Demon's Game - 2 year retrospective, how far I've come
A Demon's Game

A Demon's Game - 2 year retrospective, how far I've come

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Sometimes you have to fall down to the bottom to rise back up to the top.

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TinyGom Racing

TinyGom Racing

Racing

1/10 remote-control cars solo racing in different environments and levels. 3 modes: Quick race (5 opponents) Time-Trial (ghost included or not) Championship...

A Demon's Game

A Demon's Game

Adventure

"A Demon's Game" is a very unique title, but keeps true to it's horror roots, the game focuses on creating a terrifying atmosphere, rewarding exploration...

Lone Water - Prologue

Lone Water - Prologue

Adventure

Lone Water tell a history about a flooded world. You are a lone survivor in this world and you must find clues to figure out why the world is now all...

TinyGom Demo

TinyGom Demo

Racing

1/10 remote-control cars solo racing in different environments and levels. 3 modes: Quick race (5 opponents), Time-Trial (ghost included or not), Championship...

Enshrouded World

Enshrouded World

Car Combat

Enshrouded World is an ambitious and unique solo project that combines cinematic storytelling with intense and varied vehicular combat.

SIEGE: Halloween Contest Game

SIEGE: Halloween Contest Game

Real Time Strategy

Fight to be the last team standing. Once a combatant has been slain, it will turn into a zombie and fight anyone who is near him. Can you survive?

Banned

Banned

First Person Shooter

Story in big lines: You are the Omega Project a military project created by the government, the main purpose was to create a super warrior. since the...

Pump-Action Captain

Pump-Action Captain

Roguelike

Pump-Action Captain is a difficult, minimalist, FPS with rogue-like and RPG elements. You have only ONE life, and ONE weapon; Your trusty Boom-stick...

Dead Anyway

Dead Anyway

Realistic Sim

Walking down the main street, feels like months since my last hint of civilization. I'm tired and its getting late. I am not alone here, the hairs on...

Swipe: The Tactical Shooter

Swipe: The Tactical Shooter

Tactical Shooter

Swipe is a tactical shooter where you switch from commander view to soldier view. Take control over any soldier while telling other allies what to do!

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Guest
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can i build/export game to Windows on Linux ? Or i need to boot to Windows (which i don't have :P)

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When you export a Lua game it includes the Linux executable, so that will work automatically. If you are using C++ you need to compile your game on Linux to get the executable.

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demen2010
demen2010

hello can i juste know id it easy to learn or hard ?

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JoshKlint Creator
JoshKlint

We're going for easy. Try the demo on Steam and let me know what you think.

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Point.
Point.

The thing is catch me, map editor similar to hammer!
Great job, and oh yes, real-time shadows in viewport!

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JoshKlint Creator
JoshKlint

It now exports to VMF format, too. I've only tried it with the Left 4 Dead SDK but the texture mapping planes are perfectly retained in Hammer. Also added texture lock mode.

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Crypt

It looks similar but it functions far worse. But the WYSIWYG viewport is quite nice!

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Filizitas
Filizitas

Its not crysis. But its good aswell :3 really cool

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Crypt

Have you spent any time with this engine at all? The graphics aren't the only thing to look at in an engine, and this one is just not fun and awkward to use, I sincerely wish there was a demo before I bought it.

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JoshKlint Creator
JoshKlint

Specifically what are you having trouble with? We've worked very hard to make the development experience smooth and enjoyable. Was there any problems you ran into?

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Crypt

The review I've submitted covers some of the larger points in a bit more detail, but to summarize, everything from navigation, to menus is finicky, hard to work with and slow.

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JoshKlint Creator
JoshKlint

Thanks for the feedback. I've been able to address a number of these issues recently. I didn't notice the viewport speed issue until you pointed it out, but once I did it was obvious. I fixed the bug and also added some mouse smoothing to make the navigation more fluid.

A new section for tutorials has also been created on the site here:
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And of course there are over 200 pages of documentation here:
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You might not be used to the constructive solid geometry approach to level design, but most people find it a lot simpler than trying to scale models precisely or build maps out of raw polygons.

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